October 15 2020

Barentz enters Agreement to acquire Maroon Chemical

Netherlands-based Life Science Ingredients Distributor invests in a significant Expansion of its Activities in North America

Life science ingredients distributor Barentz International N.V. (Hoofddorp, The Netherlands) announced yesterday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Maroon Group [“Maroon”] (Avon, Ohio – United States) a leading specialty chemicals distributor in North America with national operations covering the the U.S. market as well as activities across Canada through its subsidiary Cambrian Solutions Inc. (Oakville, Ontario -Canada).


Founded in 1977, Maroon generates an annual turnover of approx. USD 500 mn, the statement said. The group has approx. 300 employees that cover sectors such as HI&I [Cleaning], Personal Care & Pharmaceutical, Food & Nutrition, and CASE [Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants & Elastomers] across North America, supported by technical expertise and several specialised application laboratories. According to Barentz, Terry Hill, CEO of Maroon Group, and his entire Management Team will continue to manage the operations.


No financial details were disclosed on the transaction, which is expected to close by end of this year.


Source: Barentz press release, Maroon Group website, Cambrian Solutions website


HGE – DCG / 15.10.2020

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